SMEs are under pressure to use tech more effectively

9:35 AM (1 Hour ago) Opinion
South African SMEs are under growing pressure to use technology in more sophisticated ways to meet the expectations of their customers, reduce costs, and stay ahead of growing regulatory and tax compliance demands. So says Daryl Blundell, general manager for Sage Pastel Accounting.

Win a Golden World Award and achieve worldwide acclaim

8:52 AM (2 Hours ago) Awards
PRISA South Africa is calling all public relations professionals in South Africa to enter IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence (GWA). The awards recognise outstanding global campaigns created and executed in the last year and offer world-wide recognition and acclaim for entrants.

The Pretty Blog to host two workshops at the Franschhoek Wedding Showcase

8:07 AM (3 Hours ago) Events
Franschhoek is the perfect (and definitely romantic) setting to celebrate the most memorable day of one’s life. Exquisite views, world class venues, fine dining and award-winning wines complete the package for this special day.

The Out of Home Measurement Council is now a formality

7:57 AM (3 Hours ago) Marketing News
The Out of Home Measurement Council (OMC), the Out of Home JIC representing OOH media owners in South Africa, is now a formal entity, and was registered as a non-profit company on Monday, 23 March.

Longlist for inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards has been announced

7:26 AM (3 Hours ago) Awards
The official longlist for the inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards 2015 has been released. The aim of this first-for-Africa award is to recognise inspiring African organisations that work to ensure tourism environments and benefit destinations and local people.

The Test Kitchen named 44th best restaurant in the world by Elite Traveler

7:09 AM (4 Hours ago) Awards
Luke Dale-Roberts' The Test Kitchen in Cape Town's urban enclave of Woodstock has just been placed 44th on the list of the Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants 2015.

Frank Skinner, Jeremy Clarkson and Carrie Fisher to star in the new series of QI

16:17 PM (19 Hours ago) Media News
Series 12 of QI sees Stephen Fry returning with the quiz that tests the most obscure parts of contestants' general knowledge, awarding points for interesting answers as well as correct ones.

The Internet of Things: why connectivity is key to success

15:50 PM (19 Hours ago) Opinion
The Internet of Things (IoT) is widely touted as the next major technology trend, yet limited connectivity and interoperability have thus far hampered its growth and expansion. This is according to Paulo Ferreira, director of enterprise mobility at Samsung Electronics South Africa.

How to deal with online trolls

15:30 PM (19 Hours ago) Editorial Desk
Being online, whether it be through social media, running a website or even publishing content on YouTube, opens you up to ‘trolling’.

Setting performance standards for social media success

14:41 PM (20 Hours ago) Marketing News
Implementing a social media strategy for one’s company may seem to be a daunting task, especially if one is uncertain of what is required to ensure that one’s efforts are as effective as possible.

The future of interactive branding

13:39 PM (21 Hours ago) Opinion
Though most tend to scoff at the idea that marketing or advertising can be interesting or innovative, we often overlook just how influential it can be. So says Tauriq Moosa of Rogerwilco.

City of Cape Town’s new Rosendaal housing project is set to transform lives

13:23 PM (21 Hours ago) Publicity News
On Tuesday, 31 March, the City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, Councillor Benedicta van Minnen, turned the sod for the City’s Rosendaal human settlements project, near Delft.

Johann van Tonder joins Momentum’s Multiply to expand its value to members

13:15 PM (22 Hours ago) People on the Move
Multiply, Momentum’s Wellness and Rewards programme, has appointed economist Johann van Tonder, supporting its commitment to programme members of providing insights and tools to help them understand, track and improve their financial wellness.

Keith Maseko named new MD of Benchmark

13:01 PM (22 Hours ago) People on the Move
Keith Maseko is the newly appointed managing director of Benchmark, an external assessment agency that focuses exclusively on Adult Education and Training (AET).

Leanne Manas and Ashraf Garda to host PRISM Awards

11:40 AM (23 Hours ago) Awards
With the 2015 PRISM Awards only weeks away, the organisers are gearing up to celebrate and award the top public relations campaigns of 2014 from across the continent.

Africa’s Big Seven expo establishes French and Italian pavilions

11:07 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Leading food processing and packaging companies from France and Italy are targeting Africa’s increasingly active food and beverage manufacturing sector. This year they have established new French and Italian pavilions at Africa’s Big Seven (AB7), the largest food and beverage expo in Africa.

£300 cash up for grabs for Bargain Hunt contestants

11:02 AM (Yesterday) Media News
With all the fun and jeopardy of a game-show, but peppered with the historical fascination of an antiques show, it’s no wonder Bargain Hunt has become a firm favourite.

Two South African brands scoop prizes at the 2015 POPAI Global Awards

10:53 AM (Yesterday) Awards
The most prestigious international retail sector awards, the 2015 POPAI Global Awards, announced its winners in Las Vegas on Tuesday, 24 March.

Pledge to bring Mozart at the Movies to life

10:08 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music has featured in movies many times, not only in the famous biographical film Amadeus. His music has played a role in more than 900 films, bringing Mozartean drama, serenity and majesty to every imaginable type of movie.

Moving Tactics launches Retail Analytics division

9:56 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Retail analytics technology is in its infancy in South Africa but in the US and Europe, it is used extensively to encourage a deeper understanding of consumer behaviour and, in so doing, optimise the retail industry’s performance.

Two new IMAX® theatres for SA

9:47 AM (Yesterday) Media News
Ster-Kinekor, Southern Africa’s leading cinema chain, has signed a further agreement with IMAX Corporation to install two additional IMAX® theatres at two of its key sites in South Africa.

Proactive’s Business Efficiency Tool will revolutionise the activations space

9:09 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
In most instances measurement and ROI or return on investment (the holy grail of marketing campaigns) are looked at in retrospect. What is lacking in the activations space is a tool that provides real time data for real time insights that lead to real time results.

Ster-Kinekor’s to screen The Longest Ride at its Girlfriends’ Getaway event for April

8:58 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Put on one’s best pair of heels, hook up with one’s ‘besties’ - and head to the nearest Ster-Kinekor cinema to catch the next Girlfriends’ Getaway event. Ster-Kinekor’s movie choice for April is sure to have one smiling, laughing, loving and crying – and sometimes all at the same time.

20 trends and how they will impact brands in 2015

8:41 AM (Yesterday) Opinion
FCB Cape Town strategic planning director, David Smythe, has identified 20 trends that will change how marketers think and act in 2015 and beyond. In summarising them, there is also a particular impact for brands.

Kenny Rogers is coming to South Africa in June for one last time

7:58 AM (Yesterday) Entertainment
Big Concerts is excited to announce that Kenny Rogers will be returning to South Africa for the final time, performing his Farewell South Africa Tour in Johannesburg on Monday, 15 and Tuesday, 16 June at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City and in Cape Town on Thursday, 18 June at the Grand Arena, GrandWest.

Explore amazing spaces with George Clarke

7:58 AM (Yesterday) Media News
In series 3 of George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, Clarke explores the extraordinary world of small builds, where people turn tiny spaces into incredible places to live, work and play.

5FM to tweak its weekday line-up

7:25 AM (Yesterday) Media News
It’s that time of the year again at 5FM; April brings with it a few tweaks to the weekday line-up and bigger changes to the weekend. 5FM will be shaking things up just a little with regards to the presenters and producers. There are also some great new programming changes and innovative radio additions.

AMASA Joburg is calling for nominations for its 2015/16 Committee

6:53 AM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Could one make an impact on the media and advertising industry? Does one feel that one can productively and positively contribute to the current state and future of this exciting industry? Well, it is that time again for the formation of a new AMASA (Advertising Media Association of South Africa) committee for the year April 2015 to March 2016.

Cashbuild chooses Z-CARD® to assist customers with their DIY needs

15:23 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
In addition to using a traditional promotional flyer to distribute in-store, Ogilvy@Cashbuild, a retail division of Ogilvy which handles all of Cashbuild's retail and consumer communication, selected a pocket-sized Z-CARD® for Cashbuild to hand out to its employees to use as a dynamic tool to assist customers with all of their DIY needs.

Comedian John Bishop reconnects with his 25-year-old self

15:18 PM (Yesterday) Media News
John Bishop’s Australia is an entertaining travelogue which sees comedian John Bishop return to Australia for a new adventure, 22 years after he first cycled along the country's Gold Coast as part of a yearlong trip.

Survey reveals a thirst for Excel-based business intelligence among SMEs

15:12 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
Use of Microsoft Excel is near-universal among businesses, with 98 percent of organisations reporting that they use it daily for applications ranging from petty cash reconciliations, payroll reporting and manual customer quotes through to more intense management reports such as budgets, forecasts and daily financial analysis.

uShaka Sea World’s Outreach Programme to benefit an additional 79 schools

15:08 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
uShaka Sea World Marine Educators - with the support of National Lottery Development Trust Fund (NLDTF) – have included an additional 79 schools to their outreach programme. The Outreach Programme, now in its 21st year, focuses on creating ocean awareness in no-fee schools in KwaZulu-Natal.

Agilitude chosen as the official reseller for Salesforce Marketing Cloud in SA

15:03 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Customer experience management specialist, Agilitude, has been appointed as a reseller for Salesforce Marketing Cloud in South Africa. Agilitude already offers both Salesforce Service and Salesforce Sales, making the company one of very few to offer the full suite in South Africa.

Shape your future with Cannes Lions and the Young Creative Academy

14:51 PM (Yesterday) Advertising News
Cinemark, the local representative for the Cannes Lions and its affiliates, is calling on all young creatives to register for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from Sunday, 21 to Saturday, 27 June, to attend the Young Creative Academy

Dlamini-Zuma commends safety compliance of two possible Ebola vaccinations

14:47 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), says that the initial safety compliance of two possible Ebola vaccinations, currently part of a clinical trial in Liberia, is a significant step forward in the eradication of the disease.

Positive feedback from industry leaders at 2015 IT Leaders Africa Summit

14:36 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Set to go beyond a usual, routine business conference, event organisers Kinetic evolved the latest edition of their flagship event, the IT Leaders Africa Summit, successfully delivering on a more exciting, topical, trendy and current platform.

Over 100 remote cameras used to film Countdown to the Rains

14:31 PM (Yesterday) Media News
At the South Lunagwa National Park in Zambia it's the last few weeks of the dry season. Only one river is still flowing and tensions are high.

Samsung to open two new Brand Stores in Western Cape and KZN

14:26 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced plans to open two new Brand Stores in April 2015, in the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

Aidan Whytock scoops Mercedes-Benz trophy for The Choice at South Africa International Fashion Film Festival

14:01 PM (Yesterday) Awards
Elevated two storeys up on a glittering stage, overlooking a thronging crowd of over 500 celebrities, VIPs and fashionistas, South African filmmaker Aidan Whytock proudly held aloft the Mercedes-Benz trophy for The Choice as well as a cheque for $10 000.

Grant and Shaun: A Double Bill of Dance at the Baxter in April

13:44 PM (Yesterday) Entertainment
In Grant and Shaun: A Double Bill of Dance, Cape Town artists Grant van Ster and Shaun Oelf, two of the hottest young talents on the local dance and theatre scenes, take to the Baxter’s Flipside stage for a short season, from Thursday, 9 to Saturday, 18 April, to perform a brand new work Most Honest Man and their critically acclaimed The Architecture of Tears.

More contestants than ever before in Hell's Kitchen USA season 11

13:38 PM (Yesterday) Media News
Multi-award-winning British chef Gordon Ramsay returns with the 11th series of his US cooking competition, Hell's Kitchen USA.

Skywise is the official sponsor of Mr Gay World, Wigstock and Pink Loerie

13:21 PM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Skywise keeps trending. It became the first airline to officially recognise Human Rights Day in South Africa this month. Now it is going a notch up in history, by announcing its official endorsement as the official airline partner for the international gay extravaganza week.

Eskom WESSA project wins first prize at 2015 African Energy Awards

13:00 PM (Yesterday) Awards
A project of the Eskom WESSA Energy and Sustainability Programme has received first prize at the 2015 African Energy Awards.

Why global retail success means going "very local"

12:47 PM (Yesterday) Opinion
As the Internet’s reach expands worldwide, competition for retailers is flattening as it’s now possible to build a personal connection with each shopper rather than compete for their wallets based purely on price. This is according to Françoise Henderson, CEO at Rubric.

Tygerberg Hospital prepares for increase in cancer patients with advanced technology

12:36 PM (Yesterday) Publicity News
With the World Health Organisation predicting steady growth in the number of cancer patients worldwide, the radiation oncology division at Cape Town’s Tygerberg Hospital has been equipped with world-class equipment to enable it to treat patients faster and more effectively.

CAN DO! and SAADA partner to identify talent

12:18 PM (Yesterday) Media News
A thousand budding artists are set to benefit from the launch of the new South African Arts & Development Association (SAADA), a non-profit organisation that will identify and nurture up-and-coming local talent in various creative fields.

Shoprite announces opening of six new supermarkets across the country

11:50 AM (Yesterday) Marketing News
Close on 1000 new job opportunities were created in two days with the opening of six new supermarkets in the Shoprite Group across five provinces in the country recently. Africa’s largest retailer recently announced that trading has started in a new Shoprite supermarket close to Rustenburg in Northern Province.

Pragma names Mandisa Tselane as its new executive manager for marketing and sales

11:40 AM (Yesterday) People on the Move
Mandisa Tselane has been appointed as Pragma’s new executive manager: Marketing and Sales. She says of her appointment: “I see my new appointment at Pragma as a statement of confidence in the value that we as Pragma can add to the needs of our clients, suppliers and shareholders.”

Heriz Gallery auctions off carpets for Kya Sands

11:25 AM (Yesterday) Publicity News
Celebrating the Persian New Year at Heriz Gallery in Fourways was a festive yet poignant affair on Thursday, 19 March. The event was well-attended by the local community, who enjoyed sipping on champagne and savouring the exotic tastes of Persia while opening their wallets for a good cause.

Saab Grintek Defence signs up with Tribeca PR

11:09 AM (2 Days ago) New Accounts
Saab Grintek Defence has appointed Tribeca Public Relations (Tribeca) to be its strategic communications partner for sub-Saharan Africa. Saab Grintek Defence provides a broad range of world-leading products, services and solutions within military defence and civil security to the pan-African market.
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